Corona Resource List

So many wonderful people and organizations are offering services, skills, loans, courses, funding, setting up relief funds, that I thought I would try to make a page to contain them all! There may be some overlap; I’ll be adding to this as I find more resources!

I am trusting my sources on these, but not endorsing.

General:

Freelancers Union Resource List – US; Aimed at freelancers and gig workers.

Freelancers Union Blog on Tax Relief for freelancers affected by Corona (sick leave)

COVID19 LA Mutual Aid Community Network (from LA Yoga) “is immediately rendering grocery/supply deliveries and community support services (errand-running, dog-walking, childcare, caregiving, and mental health support) for vulnerable individuals and families in LA impacted by the pandemic. Comprised of Los Angeles City-based grassroots organizations, movements and community members, this mutual aid network is coordinating community responses to COVID-19.

In love and protection of those of us most vulnerable— people who are facing homelessness, undocumented, disabled, immunocompromised, elderly, mentally unwell, and others unable to restock basic supplies they and their families need; COVID19 LA Mutual Aid Network joins us as neighbors and friends to help care for those of us most vulnerable to economic disruption and health dangers.
Click Here to Reach Out for Help, Donate Supplies, or Volunteer

Your responses will be shared with Ground Game LAorganizers and trusted community groups coordinating local supply and cash transfers between individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. We will not use or share your responses for any other purpose.
Click Here to Donate via GoFundMe

100% of donated funds utilized for groceries, supplies, and direct-aid to keep people in their homes.”

Covid 19 Los Angeles Community Resources– This google doc is non-editable and huge. Breathe and brace yourself. Know what you are seeking to avoid overwhelm. You can email the admin with additions or edits.

SMartDe provided the following resource list to its members – SMart is an EU-wide freelancer coop:

Further Information and Ressources 

General Information: 

Robert Koch Institut

On the situation in Berlin – information by the daily newspaper Tagesspiegel in GermanEnglishTurkish and Arabic.

For the arts and culture sector:   

Künstlersozialkasse (KSK) – official information / Recommendations by the lawyer Andri Jürgensen (in German)

Touring Artists – extensive compilation of resources

Kreatives Sachsen (in German)

Ver.di (in German)

Creative City Berlin – Hilfestellung für Künstler und Selbständige aus der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft (in German)

Kanzlei Laaser – Ausfallhonorar: Absage wegen Corona (in German)

Härting-Hotline – free introductory phone consultations for companies, freelancers and institutions affected by cancellations (in German)

On The Move – Corona Virus: Resources: Arts, Culture and Cultural Mobility (in English)

Information in Deutsch, Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Pashtu

Support Your Kiez (Berlin) is a website to let you know what local businesses are open so that you can shop and buy locally. Will be updated and include more areas.

Common Field has created an open source Artist Resource document – funding, residencies, everything!

Relief Funds and Support:

Freelancers Union has announced a fund for freelancers!

For Hollywood Support Staff

Entertainment Guild Member Support info – The Actors fund site is hosting the application for assistance from the industry guilds. If you are a member of SA

Actor’s Equity has started a fund – this is the donation site

Berkeley Relief Fund (US/CA) is a campaign to help Berkeley survive the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19. It will provide emergency relief grants to those who are the hardest hit by the pandemic – such as small businesses, nonprofit arts organizations, and residential tenants. The City has already contributed $3 million to the relief fund.

Berlin Low-Income Artist + Freelancer Relief Fund (DE)

Liverpool Artists Fund (UK)

NYC Low Income Artist + Freelancer Relief Fund (US/NY)

Seattle Artist Relief (US/WA)

Arts Council England is offering emergency support for artists and arts organizations! (UK)

Society of Authors (UK) announces emergency fund

Poets & Writers has started a resource list. Caveat: many of the funding options they list are existing funding sources, which are tough to get in the best of times. There are also a few new funds – worth digging through this list!

Mozza (Los Angeles) is turning 6610 Melrose Avenue into a relief center for restaurant workers who have lost their employment. This thread has details.

Expensify is diverting all of its charitable giving to hunger, specifically giving matching payments up to $50 to those using SNAP purchasing groceries. They will do this until they run out of funds and are actively seeking partners to privide more funding. Details on their site. 

Books:

Out-Spoken Press is offering free ebooks!

Haymarket Books are offering ten free ebooks! (And 50% off other titles for Women’s History month!)

Diesel, A Bookstore is committed to getting books to you – you can order for pick-up or delivery; the store is closed for browsing.

Museums/Art/Galleries:

The following msueums offer virtual tours – list borrowed from the brilliant Edward Goldman’s newsletter:

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2. Musee d’Orsay, Paris
3. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
4. The J. Paul Getty Museum, LA
5. Uffizi Gallery, Florence
6. Palace of Versailles, France
7. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
8. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
9. Staatliche Kunstammlungen, Dresden
10. The Art Institute of Chicago

Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo’s home!

Virtual Open Studios at GlogauAIR Art Residency in Berlin!

The Quarantine Residency has sprung up from organizations who’ve had to cancel in-person residency programs. You can submit to have your artwork included.

Music:

The Berlin Philharmonic has made its digital concert hall free. You must redeem the voucher before 31 March.

KCRW has compiled a list of live virtual concerts!

Daily live shows from Melissa Etheridge!

Live songs from Rufus Wainwright – one a day…

Soundcloud has created a great resource list for musicians and fans!

Theatre/Live virtual performance:

The Social Distancing Festival is going to showcase the work of artists who’ve had their performances canceled, delayed or disrupted.

What’s On Stage have compiled a list of online shows you can watch for free!

You can get a free 7-day trial on Insider and stream Broadway musicals!

National Theatre is taking NTLive one step further — it’s coming right into your home!!!

For one week, watch I and You with Maisie Williams on IG!

DVPit has created a google doc to register virtual events supporting diverse voices!

Hampstead Theatre at Home is offering up past productions beginning with 2016’s Wild.

Aja Monet has brought together a group of beautiful poets for a live stream on April 1st, 7-9pm ET.

Dance:

Pointe Magazine has a list of classes going online!

Alvin Ailey ‘I Been Buked’ IG performance – If you need uplift, this is it!

Film:

The TCM Classic Film Festival has created a Special Home Edition!

Make your own movie! Take the Isolation Film Challenge!

Podcasts:

On Being is a collection of podcasts and poetry for uncertain times.

Open Mics:

Cobalt Poets (California) – Tuesdays, 7:30pm. A return of the legendary SoCal open mic hosted by Rick Lupert! Now w/o sketchy couches and creepy carpet! (Unless, you know, you roll like that in your home.) Feature March 24th: Alexandra Umlas. Sign up in the Zoom chat. 7 minute time limit. https://zoom.us/j/887913287

Sunday Slips (Berlin) – We are continuing Sunday Slips via live stream, staying true to our motto: “NO MATTER WHAT”. Send in your videos to freudianslipclub@gmail.com. Please include any tags, labels, links.

Berlin Spoken Word (Berlin) – Thursdays at 7.30. Get comfortable in your favorite spot at home, and as usual, enjoy the creativity and fun that is Berlin Spoken Word. Make sure that you have downloaded the Zoom software before then – or – use the download link that shows when you attempt to join. https://us04web.zoom.us/ During the poetry turn off your microphone unless you are the poet! A specific link to the show will be provided here closer to the time. You can sign up from 7pm on the Berlin Spoken Spoken Word Facebook Page – send a DM.

Health and wellness:

Down Dog – get the app for free yoga classes!

Hala Khouri – offering donation-based webinars and online yoga classes

Qigong for the lungs

Glo is offering a series of online yoga classes for free!

Insight Meditation Society is offering a daily guided meditation free!

Free Weekly Women’s Circle!

Yogis Anonymous is offering free online yoga classes. Sign Up, create Account and where it say,s Do you have a coupon? Use: StayHealthy (all one word, case-sensitive). Please redeem by 3/31. (via LA Yoga)

Free Vitality Reboot: 7 Day Kundalini Yoga Spring Challenge and it free for 30 days! (New Customers only)

Gifted healer Jenn Tamera will be going live each Wednesday at 1pm PT in the Soul Garden Space Facebook Page to share tips and offer community healing. This  session will be a nervous system reset, an energy clearing, and it will boost your immune system.

PornHub is FREE! I’m sharing this as a resource and not an endorsement. I’m aware there are social justice issues related to the ways in which this site can be used. I have not thoroughly researched these.

Courses:

Le Wagon is offering free online coding courses! Hurry and register!

Reporting:

KCRW is an NPR station and they are dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage at this time.

The  NY Times has brought down the paywall around Corona coverage.

The Local has brought down the paywall for Corona-related reporting.

Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Center

Corona Global Monitor

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